A Master Plan for Rescue (Paperback)

A Master Plan for Rescue Cover Image
$16.00
On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Green Apple Books on Clement
1 on hand, as of Oct 23 1:30am
(FICTION)

Description


Named a Best Book of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle
From the bestselling author of Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln, a magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love.

Set in 1942 New York and Berlin, A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life-giving powers of storytelling, and the heroism that can be inspired by love. In essence, it is two love stories. It is the story of a child who worships his parents, then loses his father to an accident and his mother to her resulting grief. And it is the story of a young man who stumbles into the romance of his life, then watches her decline, forever changing the arc of his future. Each is propelled by the belief that if he acts heroically enough, it will restore some part of what or whom he has lost.
But when they meet, this boy and this man, their combined grief and magical thinking will allow them to dream the impossible. Sharing stories of the people they have lost, they are inspired to join forces and act in their memory. To do something so memorable that it might actually bring their loved ones back even if only in spirit.
A Master Plan for Rescue is a beautiful tale, propelled by history and imagination, that suggests people's impact upon the world doesn t necessarily end with their lives, and that, to some degree, we are the sum of the stories we tell.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author


Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the novel Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln, and the memoir, The Russian Word for Snow. She is the founder of the Lit Camp writers conference. From the Hardcover edition."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399185021
ISBN-10: 039918502X
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English